Welcome to the HKUST family! Feeling excited yet disoriented in a new environment and culture? We're here to help! The links below provide a shortcut to discover the campus environment as well as support for you at HKUST. Find out how to enjoy and make the most of your experience here.
For matters related to your arrival arrangements, please contact the Global Student Programs Office for assistance. Apart from organizing orientation session for new international, Mainland and exchange students, GSO also runs social activities that aim to promote a vibrant multicultural campus.
Student Services Provided by SAO
Remember SAO is here to serve as your guide and your learning partner throughout your time with us at HKUST. Here is a list of important contacts that may be useful for you:
There are a few student societies that organize events for non-local students as well as offer services and support as you get acquainted to the local environment:
- Mainland Student and Scholar Society
- International Students Association
Visa and Employment
Recently, the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR
Government has special immigration arrangements for
non-local graduates. Click
here to find out more.
If you are planning to take up employment in Hong Kong upon your graduation, you are strongly advised to make use of your time at HKUST to learn Cantonese. The Center for Language Education offers a variety of Cantonese courses. You can also improve your Cantonese by participating in activities organized by the Language Commons.
If you wish to find out some tips on how to earn a rewarding experience at HKUST from (other/current) non-local students, please click here.
Personal Problems and Advice
Non-local students sometimes face adjustment problems and suffer homesickness. If you're feeling distressed and would like to talk to someone, remember you can always contact our student counselors (firstname.lastname@example.org).